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geebung

[jee-buhng]
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noun
  1. any of various small trees or shrubs of the genus Persoonia, native to Australia and New Zealand, having small white or yellow flowers and fleshy, edible fruit.
  2. the fruit itself.
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Origin of geebung

First recorded in 1820–30, geebung is from the Dharuk word jí-buŋ
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Historical Examples

  • You won't turn a five-corner into a quince, or a geebung into an orange, twist and twine, and dig and water as you like.

    Robbery Under Arms

    Thomas Alexander Browne, AKA Rolf Boldrewood


British Dictionary definitions for geebung

geebung

noun
  1. any of various trees and shrubs of the genus Persoonia of Australia having an edible but tasteless fruit
  2. the fruit of these trees
  3. (in the 19th century) an uncultivated Australian from the country districts
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Word Origin

from a native Australian language
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